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Day in the Life: Moving to Orlando, Florida

December 1, 2016
Downtown Orlando buildings

There is no shortage of things to do in Orlando, Florida. In fact, the popular vacation destination is home to over a dozen theme parks, including Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld®, Legoland® and that one with the mouse.   But as any Orlando resident can attest, life in and around this vibrant city doesn’t have to revolve around tourist attractions. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and recreation opportunities geared toward area residents. Here’s a glimpse at what a typical Saturday might look like for those…

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New Home Communities Across the Puget Sound

November 1, 2016
The Lennon home exterior at Sunrise at Mill Valley

From the lush, green landscape and breathtaking beauty of Mt. Rainier to the abundant outdoor recreation and booming job market (opportunities abound at top aircraft, tech and telecommunications companies!), it’s no wonder so many people are choosing to call the Puget Sound home. If you’re looking to settle down in the state known for its mild temperatures, extensive marine shoreline and absence of income tax, check out our latest and greatest communities in the Seattle metropolitan area. The Village at University Place • From the…

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Ways to Play in Salt Lake City, Utah

October 11, 2016

Bordered by the majestic Wasatch Range and the Great Salt Lake, Utah’s capital city is also its most populous—and for good reason. Life in the Salt Lake metro area is steeped in history and elevated (pun intended!) by breathtaking scenery and abundant recreational opportunities. If you’re considering joining the nearly 2.5 million people fortunate enough to call Salt Lake and its surrounding cities home, following are a few fun ways to get to know the area: Visit Temple Square. You’ll definitely want to check out…

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Social Media for Homebuyers

August 9, 2016
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Social media has transformed the homebuying process in recent years, making it possible to identify, view and get advice and opinions on new homes without ever leaving the comfort of your current home. Facebook, Houzz, YouTube, GreatSchools.org… One thing is certain. There is no shortage of social media tools to help today’s homebuyers home in on their dream dwellings more quickly and efficiently than ever before. Following are some of the most popular social platforms for prospective homebuyers. Chances are, you’re already using one or…

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A Guide to Our Free Homebuyer Guides

July 26, 2016
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At Richmond American, we love helping new homebuyers attain the dream of homeownership. And with nearly 40 years in the industry, we’ve learned a thing or two about the process! Perhaps you’re just beginning your house hunt, or maybe you’ve already decided on a floor plan and community. Regardless of your stage in the homebuying process, we have compiled worksheets, tools and checklists to assist you along the way. Check out (and download!) our series of FREE guides, designed to help homebuyers stay organized, informed…

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